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Calling all adventurers! Customize your character miniatures at Hero Forge… and now you can add color!

NEWS – This one is for my fellow role playing game aficionados out there (I’m a Dungeons and Dragons guy myself). You may already know about how you can use Hero Forge to create completely custom miniatures that they’ll print for you in a variety of materials. But they recently upgraded their service, and now …

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RK Console RK2020 retro handheld gaming device review

REVIEW – I have fond memories of playing Atari 2600 games, Game Boy games, Atari Lynx, and even the original PSP gaming device. Although our smartphones have much better displays and horsepower than those gaming systems from decades ago, I still feel like those old games were a lot more fun. If you have similar …

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Chess meets Russian nesting dolls with the Crownes chess set

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a traveler and a chess player, playing while you travel can be difficult as travel chess sets are usually tiny and sometimes unwieldy. A new crowdfunding campaign from Crownes Chess wants to bring Russian nesting doll tech to the chess set for good looks and portability.   Each piece is …

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Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is great addition to family game night

NEWS –  If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, I would suggest Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition.  This is an Amazon Exclusive product, and with its 4.5 star rating, this game did not disappoint! Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is recommended for ages 8+ …

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Want to play Jackbox with a younger crowd? Get Party Pack 2.

NEWS – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. And again on April 16. Because I’m a big fan of these quirky, online party games. But more importantly, because they’ve been a lifeline during quarantine and social distancing, as we’ve hosted virtual games nights with far-flung family members, old friends from all …

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Here’s what you need to take game night to the next level

NEWS – Board game enthusiasts who are also short on gaming space will want to check out the Level Up tabletop platform from Spidermind Games. It adds a second story to your table so that you have room under it for your beverage, snacks, etc. Level Up is a modular, with tiles that snap together …

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Jackbox offers quirky, fun games you can play remotely

ARTICLE – I wrote about the Jackbox Party Pack on Feb. 5. Never did I imagine two months later this quirky trivia game package would be a lifeline to friends and family during a pandemic.  But here we are. Longing for some company beyond our four walls, and especially missing our extended family over the …

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These puzzles not only cure boredom, but they look awesome too

NEWS – If practicing social distancing has you feeling bored out of your mind, the Inside 3 puzzles are something that can help you exercise your brain and will get your mind off the fact that you can’t go out with your friends right now. What is it? It’s a plastic box with a multi-floor …

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Every teacher’s favorite “brain break” activity, The Original Brain Flakes

NEWS – If you are looking for an activity to stimulate the minds of both children and adults alike, these interlocking plastic discs are the answer.  Building with the Viahart Brain Flakes is one of our favorite STEM center activities. Students love building individually and in teams to master challenges. The possibilities for creativity are …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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